- Summary: Jian Ping was born in China in 1960, during the cultural revolution. After many hardships, she immigrated to America where she gave birth to her own daughter. As an emotional and cultural distance grew between her and her daughter, Jian began to write her memoir. And on a trip to modern China to visit relatives, Jian began to educate her daughter about her life. … Collapse
- Director: Susan Morgan Cooper
- Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Family, Documentary
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There's a universal story here about immigrant parents and children, and how American culture can swamp family traditions, and make parents and children culturally unrecognizable to one another.
Oct 5, 2012In the film based on her memoir Mulberry Child, Jian Ping speaks of her family's ordeal during the Cultural Revolution with searing detail and not an ounce of sentimentality. The same can't be said of director Susan Morgan Cooper's heavy-handed approach to the material.